Local interest is increasing for the Ultimate Snowy Challenge Cycling events. The main events will take place on March 22 and 23 when cyclists will tackle Australia's highest roads.
Many local cyclists have taken the challenge to get fit and beat the mountains. Local business support is also rising as businesses are realising the potential tourism benefits for the local area. Alpine Glass and Screens is one business which is supporting the Challenge. Owner Barry Boland said he could see huge potential in cycling for the region.
Other supporters are Perisher, The Station Resort, Pushy's Bicycle Warehouse, Alpine Glass and Screens, Touchdown Cottages and Sportful Custom Clothing,
The Ultimate Snowy Challenge is designed to bring back cycling to the Snowy Mountains. For many years groups, teams and individuals have known the benefits and great delights of cycling in the mountains.
The roads are designed for heavy winter snow traffic so are ideal for cyclists in the non winter months.
The event's courses go to and through many of the iconic Snowy Mountain locations such as Dead Horse Gap, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggins Holes and Jindabyne.
The courses are demanding but not extreme.